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Oscar 2014 Highlights

I didn’t actually watch all of the Academy Awards as it started at 1:30am London time and well after about an hour, I was bored and really tired of all the commercials. So off to bed I went as I knew that all the good bits would be recapped ad nauseum the next day; one of them being John Travolta butchering one of the nominees name. How he got Adele Dazeem from Idina Menzel is beyond me. That all being said, Slate has come up with a way for us to get in on the fun and get our name […]

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12 Years A Slave

12 Years a Slave won three Oscars last night including Best Picture and for this I’m really pleased for producer/director Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong’o (winner Best Supporting Actress), Chiwetel Ejiofor (nominee Best Actor) and everyone else involved in the production. It’s quite a visual film and have to say that when I saw it early January, I was so enraged by the brutally and inhumane treatement of black people, that for the first time ever I felt deep hatred in my heart for anyone involved or who has directly benefited from slavery. Now this wasn’t my first slave film. Starting […]

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Brian Williams and Rapper’s Delight

One of the best things I’ve seen on YouTube in a long long while is video of Brian Williams doing Rapper’s Delight for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Oh, I don’t think he actually rapped and it’s really just clever editing, but it’s just brilliant nonetheless. Also love the appearance by Lester Holt who I remember fondly from his days as a local CBS anchor on WBBM-TV Chicago.

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Lessons in Ruthlessness

House of Cards is on my radius as everyone (well almost everyone) is talking about season two, just released by Netflix. I haven’t seen season one, but after seeing compilation video below with advice given direct to audience by main character Frank Underwood, I definitely need to make time for this political thriller.

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Walking On The Thames River

I have no idea how magician Dynamo was able to walk on the Thames River in London. And really, I’m not sure I want to know, because pulling off this illusion is impressive beyond belief.

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